Krissy Mittens are named after a pair of reindeer mittens I loved when I was 5 years old and everyone called me Krissy. I went sledding with a friend and her family, and while sledding, I got a bit scared, and put my hand out to slow my sled down and my beloved mitten flew off into the deep snow. I tried to find my mittens by climbing up the steep toboggan run, but it was snowing, and my beloved mitten was lost in the deep snow. I dreamed about those mittens for years, so I designed these sweet mittens to take their place.
If your little one is as crazy about these mittens as I was, they come in 4 sizes so you can knit them new ones when they outgrow them (or loose one). These happy mittens are knit in the round with double pointed needles. They have traditional Norwegian mitten construction. The Gusset is knit by adding stitches where indicated on chart, then stitches for thumb are placed on a holder. Next, palm stitches are cast on to form the thumb hole and then you continue knitting the mitten in the round. The top of the mitten is shaped by decreasing stitches as indicated on the chart. Knit an I-cord for the littlest mittens to keep them together safe and sound.
Sizes Toddler 2-3, Child’s 4-6, Child’s 6-8, Child’s 8-10 Yarn 2 colors of Rauma Finullgarn |175 meters per 50 g skein Main Color: White 71 (85, 97, 121) meters for mittens and 15-20 yards for I-cord) Contrasting Color: Red 29 (35, 40, 50) meters Needles Double-point needles US 0 (2 mm ) (or size needles to obtain the correct gauge). Please swatch in color work to determine needle size. Notions Darning needle Gauge and Swatch 30 stitches/36 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm Skills Used Long-tail cast on Knitting in the round with DPNs Knitting Purling Knitting in colorwork ssk k2tog Backward loop increase Picking up stitches Slip 2, knit and pass slipped stitch over